PREPARING FOR THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Summer is an ideal time for rising ƹƵ 211 seniors to begin learning about the formal college application process. While many students have already begun exploring college options, the senior year introduces necessary requirements, including the completion of financial aid forms and official college applications. ƹƵ 211 student services staff are ready to assist seniors and their families with this process throughout the school year, beginning this summer with online family workshops in English and Spanish and in-person student workshops that serve as an overview of what to expect and how to navigate college application tasks. Our ƹƵ mission focuses on ensuring we provide the necessary support to help every student reach their full potential.

    Please see below for dates, times, Zoom links and locations, as well as an introductory timeline of key dates. 

  • family info zoom sessions

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    *Content is the same for each session - attend one. 

     


    spanish presentations

    JOIN US ON  

    *Content is the same for each session - attend one. 


    in person workshops

     


    Session Recordings

    Videos of the presentations will be available afterward.

     

2025 COLLEGE APPLICATION TIMELINE

    • AUGUST
      COMMON APPLICATION OPENS

      Remember to link to your MaiaLearning account after August 1.

      THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
      OPEN HOUSE

      Attend College Application Presentation at your school.

      WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
      FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE NIGHT

      6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Palatine High ƹƵ

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    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
    2025-2026 FAFSA OPENS

    Illinois requires all public high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal ƹƵ Aid (FAFSA) or, if applicable, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid as a graduation requirement.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 

    EARLIEST APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Common deadlines - 11/1, 11/15/, 12/1

    • FINANCIAL AID

      INFORMATION SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS

      Representatives from the Illinois ƹƵ Assistance Commission (ISAC) will provide details regarding the FAFSA process. Watch for times and locations at your school.